The Amazon, also known as the Amazon Rainforest, is the largest biome in Brazil.

The forest is composed of trees with large, broad leaves situated in a very wet area, which constitutes a large part of our Amazon Basin – the largest river basin in the world. This basin covers approximately six million square kilometers and 1,100 tributaries.

Occupying an area of more than four million square kilometers, the Amazon is the biome with the greatest biodiversity in the world, containing around 45,000 species of plants and vertebrate animals, which comprise almost 20% of the biodiversity of the entire planet.

In the Amazon forest, jaguars, with their highly dense populations, rule as predators at the top of the animal kingdom, where they play an important role in regulating the food chain. The largest populations of all the jaguars have been located in the Amazon at a density of one to two individuals per 100 square kilometers, which may be even greater in wetlands and preserved biomes.

In the Amazon, we operate at Pousada Thaimaçu, where we work in the sectors of science and reintroduction.

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